Fatal U.S. Mine Disasters: A List Of Tragic Deaths In Recent Decades

06/06/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A list of some fatal mine disasters in the United States:

_ 2007: Six miners, three rescuers killed in collapses at the Crandall Canyon mine in Emery County, Utah, owned by a subsidiary of Murray Energy.

_ 2006: 12 killed in a methane explosion at the Sago Mine in West Virginia owned by International Coal Group.

_ 2006: Five killed in an explosion at the Kentucky Darby No. 1 Mine in Harlan County, Ky.

_ 2001: 13 killed in explosions at a Jim Walter Resources Inc. mine in Brookwood, Ala.

_ 1992: Eight killed in an explosion at a Southmountain Coal Co. mine in Norton, Va.

_ 1989: 10 killed in an explosion at a Pyro Mining Co. mine in Wheatcroft, Ky.

_ 1986: Five killed when a coal pile collapses at Consolidation Coal Co.'s mine in Fairview, W.Va.

_ 1984: 27 killed by a fire at Emery Mining Corp.'s mine in Orangeville, Utah.

_ 1976: 26 killed by explosion at Scotia Mine, Blue Diamond Coal Co., Oven Fork, Ky.

_ 1970: 38 killed by explosion at Finley Coal Co., Hyden, Ky.


The nation's single deadliest mining disaster was in 1907, when 362 were killed in an explosion near Monongah, W.Va.


Source: AP archives, federal mining safety statistics.